Unfortunately, director Amanda Strong is unavailable for a Q+A so there will be no livestream component.
February 28 at 1:00 pm until March 7 at 11:59 pm
Director: Amanda Strong
Runtime: 40 minutes
Rating: all audiences
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The KCFF is thrilled to present this program of three extraordinary animated works by Michif filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist Amanda Strong, a guest of the festival at KCFF18. This showcase includes her newest work: SPIRIT BEAR & CHILDREN MAKE HISTORY, a visually inventive and highly engaging adaptation of Dr. Cindy Blackstock’s books for young readers. Like Blackstock’s much-loved stories about Spirit Bear, Strong’s 28-minute stop-motion animation introduces a new generation of change-makers to the themes of human rights, equity and reconciliation. Completing the program are HOW TO STEAL A CANOE and MIA’, two more demonstrations of Strong’s artistry and ingenuity, as well as her commitment to developing bold new forms of Indigenous screen storytelling.
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